News from 2011

Dunstan calls for judicial review of contributions made to Crowder's campaign

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan is requesting the State of Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board conduct a review to determine if recent contributions made to Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder's campaign committee violated the state's Code of Judicial Conduct.

Lawyer enters appearance in suit against Big Daddy's Disco Diner

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Jennifer Kunze entered her appearance Dec. 15 as attorney for Smeetz Inc., doing business as Big Daddy's Disco Diner, which was incorrectly sued as Big Daddy's 618.

California Facebook lawyers withdraw from Tillery action

By Steve Korris | Dec 21, 2011

Tamblyn EAST ST. LOUIS – Lawyers who dismissed a suit against Facebook in California and joined Stephen Tillery of St. Louis in a similar suit here suddenly quit Tillery's team and retreated to California.

Interstate 64 accident causes injuries, suit claims

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 21, 2011

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

Ruth sets case management conference for Feb. 1 in case against Quik Trip

By Christina Stueve | Dec 21, 2011

Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Dec. 14 set a case management conference for Feb. 1 in a suit against Quik Trip.

Children claim uncle wrongly influenced father on inheritance distribution

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 21, 2011

The children of a recently deceased man are asking the court to declare the man's will void, saying he was wrongly influenced to sign away inheritance money that should have gone to his offspring.

County Board member asks for Crowder's resignation

By Christina Stueve | Dec 22, 2011

Madison County Board member Mike Walters asked for Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder's resignation in an address to the full board on Wednesday night.

Hopkins firm relocates from Edwardsville to Alton; 'Leading Lawyer' distinction bestowed on firm owner

By The Madison County Record | Dec 22, 2011

Hopkins The Law Firm of John J. Hopkins and Associates has re-located from its Edwardsville location to 500 6th St. in Alton.

Gonna take a sentimental jury

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2011

Every year another study comes out documenting how little too many American citizens know about the history of our country and the nature of our political system.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Legal Version)

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2011

Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter "the House") a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse.

Illinois Law Now: ISBA provides business start-up advice and answers other legal questions

By The Madison County Record | Dec 26, 2011

Question: I'm planning on starting a business in 2012. What factors should I consider when setting up the legal structure?

Home Depot answers St. Clair County trip and fall suit

By Christina Stueve | Dec 27, 2011

Mendillo In its answer to a slip and fall lawsuit, Home Depot claims a plaintiff who alleges she tore her Achilles tendon at its Belleville store was negligent for her own injuries.

Ruth approves worker's withdrawal of motion to dismiss

By Christina Stueve | Dec 27, 2011

Ruth Trial to start Jan. 23 for barge worker who claims his arm was mangled by a large metal ball

Juneau answers suit saying plaintiff's claim is not sufficient

By Christina Stueve | Dec 27, 2011

Callis Juneau Associates has filed a motion to dismiss a Madison County lawsuit claiming the plaintiff did not file a claim sufficient to form a valid lawsuit.

Dog owners answer plaintiff's questions in letter carrier's suit

By Christina Stueve | Dec 27, 2011

Mudge Defendants James and Renee Beyer on Dec. 21 filed a certificate of service, stating their answers to questions were mailed to the plaintiff in a Madison County personal injury suit.

Handyman sues home owner after garage door falls on head and back

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 28, 2011

A man has filed suit against the owner of a Belleville property after he claims a garage door at the property unexpectedly fell on him.

Boom and crane assembly malfunction causes worker's death in Pinckneyville, suit says

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 28, 2011

The mother of a deceased man has filed suit against the manufacturers of heavy machinery, alleging her son died after the machinery fell on top of him, crushing him.

PepsiCo granted more time to plead in mouse in Mountain Dew case

By Christina Stueve | Dec 28, 2011

Ruth Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth on Dec. 14 continued a case management conference until PepsiCo's motion to dismiss is heard in a lawsuit claiming a mouse was found in a can of Mountain Dew.

The Record Network